Saturday, December 10, 2016

Etsy is Cracking Down on Copyright Infringement

Looks as if Etsy is cracking down on shop owners who are violating copyright. Good for them!  I don't think using other folks' intellectual property for your own gain is ethical or legal.  Of course I've had blog articles plagiarized, so I have personal reasons to be pretty strict about this both here and on Facebook's Needlepoint Nation.

It also looks like they are cracking down on shops selling merchandise that they did not make themselves.  I wonder what effect this will have on shops selling needlepoint canvases?  I think this is geared towards shops that import items made in Chinese and Thai factories and pass them off as their own creations.  I'm pleased about this as I feel Etsy is supposed to be a place for creators to sell their personal handwork.

What are your opinions on this?

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